We have taken the very hard decision to cancel all dates at Springfields Event Centre, Spalding until further notice.
The earliest we would plan to return is 2021.
This is not a decision that has been taken lightly ; we are not prepared to put anyone at risk while we all work out how we go forward; nor are we prepared to risk the reputation of our fabulous fair by attempting to knock what is in effect “a square peg into a round hole.”
I have contacted a number of stallholders by phone today; you are all extremely understanding and overwhelmingly in support of our decision to preserve the experience – you all agree we cannot achieve the customer service we need to from behind a screen or a mask nor do you think it right that we should half the size of our event and be forced to choose who we keep and who we let down – so – we will all wait until the time is right.
Please forgive me if I haven’t phoned YOU in person; these conversations have been gut-wrenching on the basis that we are emotionally invested in what is ultimately a very social experience.
My and Peter’s own family have been part of the Antiques industry for 60 years – this was not just a Business model for us; it is a link to something that we both have a love, respect and joy for.
All stallholders will receive a refund; your patience is anticipated whilst this is achieved. Please keep an eye on your Bank Account to see the transaction appear; please also bank any cheques received promptly. This will help us ensure a clean slate and also parity when we look to pick up again in the future.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Pollyanne, Peter and Eva.